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charged with 2 counts of motor vehicle homicide and 1 count of operating a vehicle to endanger. 55-year-old brad cast letter of newton was indied by a granldz jury. he marched -- by a grand jury. police say he didn't brake while driving through the intersection of washington and tresnut's streets. he hopped the curb and crashed straight into a restaurant. two people, 57-year-old ellen armeli and 32-year-o several other people were seriously injured. following the crash, the driver's license was revoked but now he is now indicted and charged. the driver's arraignment date has not yet been set. we'll of course keep you updated on this breaking story. in the newsroom, i'm cheryl fiandaca, 7news. also breaking right now. a road closure in hingham while crews fight a house fire there. the home is on elm street. you can see the flames here. the street is closed from central to main street. it's not clear how the fire
continue to knock down those flames. also today a boston university student killed by a commuter train -- commuter rail train. it happened not far from the university underneath the masspike. >> and now police are trying to figure out exactly what happened here. 7's steve cooper live in boston with the very latest. >> well, this has been a very difficult day for students here on the bu campus. this is just the second day of classes for this small semester and tragedy strikes when a freshman, who's from c, near storrow drive between commonwealth ave early this morning and struck by a commuter train. >> it's numbing, you know. it's very sad. >> reporter: students shaken to the core here at boston university after a 17-year-old freshman from china was struck and killed overnight when for some reason he came in contact with an mbta commuter train. >> any sense of why he was trying to cross the tracks? it's all part of the
play is suspected. >> reporter: the accident happened just before midnight on the railroad tracks under the masspike between buick street and storrow drive. students say yesterday was the first day of classes. >> it kind of blind sided everybody. first day back and kind of just hits you right in the gut. >> reporter: police say the teen was hit by one train but it was the conductor of a second train with three dozen passengers on board that noticed the body. investigators kept those passengers on the train at scene eventually allowed to continue on. >> we are going to conduct a review and determine why the delay for the passengers was as extensive as it was. >> reporter: for now students are heartbroken over the accident. >> i feel really bad. i mean, he was a freshman, 17, it's the just unfortunate facility that, but kind of raises awareness maybe if you're not used to train culture, you
>> as of this afternoon, detectives were still having a difficult time reaching that victim's family over in china. so his name is not being released right now. that's why school officials here have been urging students to make sure that they call their families to let them know they're okay. the cause of the accident is still under investigation. live in boston, steve cooper, 7news. and 7news now turning to the weather. we're starting to feel that heat again after some rainshowers started off our day. the heat it's not expected to go anywhere anytime soon. chief meteorologist jeremy reiner here with the forecast for us. >> yes, we got the sunshine back and temperatures responding to that sunshine. norwood at 78. providence close to 80 degrees. new bedford at 80. here in the city, 74. province town at 77. we still have the remnants of hermine south of new england sitting and spinning. kind of lobbying moisture up into southern new england through the day with the form of clouds and a few isolated showers.
but still lingering showers down through portions of southeastern massachusetts rotating and heading west into rhode island and connecticut. here's a closer look. again, those isolated showers. nothing significant or long lasting. awflt, here's one right here flutedderring up west of province. i think around the metro we're dry with a mix of clouds and sunshine for the rest of this afternoon. for tonight, lots of and you move out of new england, and here's the heat, headed this way for the end of the week. whether he talk more about that in a few minutes. >> the patriots regular season starts in a matter days and all eyes are on jimmy gap employee. he starts sound as tbdz serves his suspension. and garoppolo says he's ready. dan hausle has more on what ga rap employee said today. >> he says he's excited and can't wait to take the field in arizona and for the three games
the legacy of tom brady over his shoulder and not worried about that big banner of tives that will be over his shoulder for the next three dames. >> reporter: jimmy garoppolo now practicing as the unquestioned startedder. no one else to share time with the first team, anded a mitts it's different. >> it's a smeert operation, i'll say that. you know what i mean, it's just me and jacolby, all the reps are between the two of us now and we kind of know where we sit on that. question about it, but it is what it is at this point. >> reporter: garoppolo says he feels ready to lead this team against arizona and beyond. he insists he's not feeling the legacy of tom brady looming over his shoulder. >> to be honest, i haven't had much time to think about that. it's straight arizona right now. that's where my head's at and that's probably where it'll stay. >> garoppolo has spent the last two years preparing for this moment. even if he couldn't have predicted it would take a tom brady suspension for him to get
long it last, garoppolo says he's ready to enjoy the opportunity to be qb1. >> it is a phenomenal opportunity. this is why you play the game, you play to be in the game and play. you don't want to be the back-up. the opportunity is here. just gotta go and take advantage of it. >> and two other young patriots are about to take some new leadership roles. we'll tell ya more about that coming up at 5:00. we're live inside gillette stadium, dan hausle, 7news. thanks, dan. kick it off saturday night right here on 7 nbc. kick-off is at 8:30, we start for the pregame show at 7:30. red sox slugger david ortiz talking about what donald trump said about hispanics in an interview with usa today. he says while he doesn't know a lot about politics, trump's comments about building a wall and about mexicans being rapists didn't sit well with him -- ortiz went on to say, quote,
i walk around sometimes and i see mexican people trying to earn a living in an honest way, and to hear somebody make those kinds of comments, it hits you. i think as latin people, we deserve better. and tonight donald trump and hillary clinton will be front and center in prime time right here on the news station. they will both be taking part in a first of its kind commander in chief forum. both candidates are expected to answer questions about national security, the military and veterans. preview. >> reporter: in philadelphia, donald trump detailed how he would boost military spending by tens of billions of dollars. >> peace through strength. >> reporter: on global jihad trump said he would order his generals to have a plan in 30 days to destroy isis. he'd hike funding for the military for more personnel, more warships and warplanes. step up cyber defense and offense.
foreign policy will emphasize diplomacy, not destruction. >> reporter: hillary clinton, who got the endorsement of 95 retired a merils and generals, slammed trump's approach yesterday. >> we're going to work with our allies, not insult them. we're going to stand up to our adversaries, not cozy up to them. >> reporter: with both candidates headed to the intrepid aircraft carrier in new york tonight for back to back q and a on defense on nbc, trump leads clinton 55-36 in the nbc survey monkey poll among military voters, active duty and retired, like vietnam vet richard van dyke. >> i think trump would be the better one militarily. >> reporter: sure to come up tonight, the revelation the u.s. gave iran $1.7 billion in cash, not just $400 million, money owed iran, says the white house. i'm steve handlesman, nbc news,
it starts at 8:00. also on 7, natick police are looking for the man caught on surveillance camera stealing a car. police say this happened around 3:00 in the morning on friday at b and e motors. that's near route 1 their. anyone with information is asked to call natick police. an allege rooftop robber facing a judge today on several charges. police and witnesses say damon tahotta broke into a home in the north end early sunday morning and also others. one person says she heard someone with a screwdriver trying to get into their apartment through a sky light. they called police, but before officers could arrive, the witnesses say tahotta tried to break into two more apartments. police say once they saw tahotta, they jumped on the roof of another apartment building and ran into someone's home and officers were then able to arrest him inside. tahotta's attorneys say he was running away from a fight when he ended up in the north end in the first place. the 54-year-old man from new york is being held on bail.
with drunk driving. investigators say she hit a stay cruiser on 93. the 21-year-old was released on bail and ordered not to drin alcohol or drive until her trial. her lawyer also says she's planning on going to alcohol therapy. police say she rearended a crieser early tuesday morning, sent a state trooper to the hospital with minor head and neck injuries. investigators say she failed the sobriety test on the scene and blew nearly three times the legal limit when she was arrested. and there's more news today. three people are dead afterwo small planes collided in georgia. officials say it looks like the planes struck each other in midair. it happened while both were attempting to land at west georgia regional airport. the faa and the ntsb are both looking into the cause of that crash. the obama administration once again on the defense, saying it made a deal with iran for $1.7 billion to settle a decades-old dispute the obama administration says the money was for a failed arms deal, but critics insist the president was
time as the deal. the critics say the cash could end up in the hands of iranian terrorists. the more than billion dollar funding bill for zika virus failed to pass the senate with a 52 to 46 vote. democrats flocked the bill after republicans tried to block planned parenthood from receiving money to fight the virus. now both sides are saying it's time to put politics aside. >> apple held itself big event in san announced itself latest iphone. it's the iphone 7, water resistant, features stereo speakers and has a battery that last two hours more than the iphone 6s. it will come without the analog headphone jack. it will be available for preorder on october 9th and available in stores on the 16th. >> everyone talking about that. >> no headphone jack. >> brand-new territory, right. >> we'll see. ahead here on 7news, no
teacher at one massachusetts school won't be giving out homework this year, but of course there's a catch. and police are looking for help identifying a mysterious man for trade in a painting. and police continue to battle over body cameras. and the driver in a deadly crash at the sweet tomatoes restaurant in newton indicted today. we'll continue to follow the story and bring you the very
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>> a new policy at a school and holyoke has everyone talking. teachers at homework this year. the principal says she wants students to focus spoandzing quality time with family and getting a good night's sleep. >> but it does come with a catch. nicole oliverio has more from holyoke. >> reporter: a new assignment for students at the kelly school in holyoke, and that's no assignment. the school has implemented a homework-free policy. >> if you look at research, there's no direct correlation
was classified as underperforming. part of the turnaround plan was to extend the day by nearly two hours and focus on engagement in the classroom and high quality instruction. so administrators wanted to try a year without work after school. >> we want them to go home tired. we want them to have expanded all the brain power that they needed during the school day. >> reporter: the kelly school has more than 500 students in grades k through 8, and parents seem to support this no homework policy. >> they are do >> i think it's cool because now they're able to go to the ymca and have more interaction over there. >> parents we have a lot to do after school, sports and things like that and laundry and stuff like that. so it kind of makes more time for us to be together. >> reporter: administrators say this homework-free plan has gotten their small school national attention and knows it may raise a few eyebrows but hopes students will see the benefit. >> the teacher and instruction has the biggest impact on student learning.
time with their teacher on direct instruction it is our hope that that will help us improve our student performance. >> students have only been in class about a week, so it's too early to tell if this new policy is working, but it is something they'll continue to check throughout the school year and again in the summer to see if it's working and if it will be a permanent change. in holyoke, nicole oliverio, 7news. >> so we wanted to ask you, do you think it's a good idea? no, homework is a good idea. to weigh in, vote, just head to our twitter page, search 7news or head to our web site, whdh.com. >> who doesn't like no homework, right. >> coming up on 7news, mystery solved after a worldwide search. we finally find out who was in this wedding photo that's gone viral. >> all right. looking forward to that. and the rest much the week features a warming trend. forecast up next. and at 4:30, a dangerous
chase the suspect who takes a deadly turn to arizona. we'll show it to you. and ahead at 5:00, a new bedford man called to court. he enter as plea after being accused of killings his 19-year-old daughter. four hundred mon hools will drain from massachusetts public schools this year. four hundred million siphoned from local districts that desperately need it. four hundred million that won't fund more science and technology, arts or preschool, counseling, or smaller class sizes. four hundred million unavailable to the ninety-six percent of students who don't attend charter schools. let's improve public schools for all students, not just a select few.
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>> check out this breath take wedding photo. a tourist yosemite national park last year. these newlyweds standing right there on the edge of a cliff. but the photographer had no clue who the couple was. he posted it to social media and less than a week later they were found. so the couple is a pair of actors from australia. but they were not acting in this photo. it really was their wedding day. >> imagine if you would have tried to set that up and have the photographer come out there, it would have been so expensive just to get that one shot. they happened to be standing there and he snapped it and
are the candid shots. yeah. now he can sell it back to them. just kidding? whaz do they think of the picture? any comments. >> we gotta do more search on this. >> answer at 5:00 and 11:00. warm and increasingly humid for the end of the week. on friday we're talking about hot weather, temps on friday low 90s. overall, the drive pattern rolls on. we don't have any significant rain in the forecast. that's probably the only bum we are this hermean thing that we were seeing it for about a week so and you don't want the wind obviously or the storm surge or coastal flooding but leftover tropical moisture would have been nice. but just few and far between. had a report from danvers last couple of days totaling 8/10ths of an inch of rain but in my area, stoughton area, only about .30 of an inch of rain. the city at 74. norwood at 78. worcester 73. the document temperatures running in the upper 60s close to 70.
not evaporating anything out of the ground, where is the humidity coming from. this is hermine still sitting south of new england. when the storm is parked there and doesn't move just funneling in moisture and humidity off the atlantic ocean, and into southern new england. that's why we have all that humidity. we have some leftover clouds and even a couple of isolated showers. most of the activity around the metro faded away later this morning, early this afternoon. but there's one here -- band right here just west of providence and actually moving west. normally when we have the showers and downpours they come out of connecticut and roll through roady. but this is heading west and southwest around -- again, the remnant low of hermine, which eventually will fade away during the day tomorrow with increasing amounts of sunshine and this will be our next weather system which is drawn as a cool front but there's no real cool air. if anything, behind it, the air will be allowed to warm up because we'll have a westerly push of offer keeping the sea
so for tonight, a lot of clouds out there, humid overnight tonight. temps between 64 and 69. tomorrow we start with clouds, maybe some patchy drizzle early in the day before 7:00 or 8:00. and then partly sunny skies through the afternoon. warm, humid. temps tomorrow 78 to 84. the city around 78 tomorrow afternoon. attleboro, 83. norwood 83, north of town, upper 70s and the low 80s with developing sunshine after morning clouds. berry about 82 and out on the cape mashpee at 79. on to friday we go, we're talking about -- i didn't fix that graphic. oops. it's breezy, busts not that breezy. -- it's not that breezy. that's a little big. i'm trying to drive the point home. oops. let me go fix that for ya. >> that's nice. new graphics pumping out there. crazy. >> subtle. subtle. >> thanks, jr. let's get a check of the ride home.
>> flying high above the lower half of 128 in dedham, not too bad right there but further south on 128 you'll be heavy from 95 down to route 24. further north you'll be jammed from route 20 down past route 9. tough going on the upper deck of 93. you'll be on the brakes from just after the sake umbrage up through medford, from spot pond up to 128. the lower deck of 93 is heavy. delays on 93 south, eases up a bit out of the the upramp is a little slow trying to get on to 93. on the expressway leaving the tunnel, you'll see you're very heavy coming out of the o'neill tunnel, down past south bay. then again by non-non-circle to the braintree split. let's get the drive times on the expressway from the o'neill tunnel to the braintree split, looking at a 32 minute drive. i'm matt fitzgerald, 7news. lowell police are looking for help identifying a mystery
so this is the portrait found in the studio photographer george poriet on university ave. the man is a former lieutenant for the lowell police department. they say the portrait was paid for by never picked up back in 1964, and they hope to find his family and reunite them with the portrait. next here on 7news, a strange stalker caught. some children of florida now safe after police capture this wild animal. and a boy coming face to face with an uninvited guest inside when a burglar broke through a window. and ahead at 5:00, a dog getting a second chance at life. we'll show you how maverick is doing months after he chewed off his own foot to save his own life. and we're following breaking news. the driver in the deadly crash at the sweet tomatoes in newton indicted today. we'll continue to follow the story and then bring you more
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>> let's get to cheryl fiandaca with more of the breaking details. >> the driver has been charged with 2 counts of motor vehicle homicide and 1 count of operating a motor vehicle to endanger. 55-year-old bradley castler of newton was indicted by a grand jury. on march 1st, as you might remember, he crashed his car into the sweet tomatoes restaurant in newton. police say he didn't break driving through the intersection of washington and chestnut streets. h hopped the curb and crashed straight into the restaurant. two armelli, and 32-year-old gregory warren were killed in the crash. several other people were seriously injured. following the crash, the driver's residence was revoked but now he gets charged. the driver's arraignment date has not yet been set. we of course will keep you updated on this breaking story. in the news room, i'm cheryl fiandaca, 7news. and we're following breaking news from berlin. officers say they've caught the dangerous bank robber who managed to escape arrest over the weekend.